Peter and Jane: A Short Film about Biofuels

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More than 20 environmental organisations across Europe are calling on the EU to stop the environmental damage caused by EU biofuels targets with the help of Peter and Jane, characters in this specially-created animated short film. Watch it.

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Did you know there were Green House Gases other than C02?

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Source: Environmental News Network Carbon dioxide remains the largest by mass of potential green house gases affecting climate change, but other greenhouse gases measurably contribute to the problem. A new study, conducted by NOAA scientists and published online today in Nature, shows that cutting emissions of those other gases could slow changes in climate that are expected in the future.

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Climate Change & Natural Resources: A Book of Activities for Environmental Education

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This new book consists of ‘Activities’ that students can do on various environmental topics.

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Environment ceased to be a sideshow recently, after the India’s apex curriculum setter and the two dominant education boards decided to allocate scores to the subject in the crucial school-leaving examinations.  As per the current guidelines, the assessment will not be based on the conventional ‘study-text-books-write-examination’ mode. Grades will depend on how active the examinee has been ‘on the ground’. CSE’s Environment Education Unit has always been working towards providing easy-to-understand reading material. Our new publication on this subject is an attempt to lend teachers a helping hand.

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Scotland and Maldives to form marine energy partnership

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The Maldive islands (Nevit via Stock Xchng)

Via Haveeru Online.  MALE, July 24 (HNS) – Scotland has agreed to support the Maldives in developing the country’s huge potential in renewable marine energy.

A study of the country’s wave, tidal and ocean thermal energy will be conducted by Scotland’s Robert Gordon University to gather data and establish the full extent of the potential energy before work can begin on adapting the country’s systems to it.

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Changing climate alters fish behavior

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Study finds clownfish don’t swim away from scary sounds in future ocean conditions